GE has unveiled its new GE Marine organisation.
GE Marine will combine the cumulative expertise of several GE businesses. It will bring together the company’s commercial and technological expertise in the marine sector from gas turbines and diesel engines to motors and generators, variable speed drives and drilling systems to automation and control systems and all the electrical equipment in between.
Tim Schweikert, VP, GE Marine, said: “It’s the breadth and depth of experience we are bringing together, imagining new solutions to emerging industry challenges and adapting world-class technologies from GE’s industrial portfolio that will give GE Marine an added edge to consistently bring our customers the best marine solutions.”
GE Marine builds on the foundations laid out by the GE Global Offshore Marine organisation established in 2013 to provide integrated solutions to GE’s offshore customers.
Joe Mastrangelo, CEO, GE’s Power Conversion business, said: “Today’s announcement reflects how GE’s focus is on growing its marine business around strong technology platforms […] Our customers will benefit from a highly integrated, technologically rich solution for a wide range of marine applications.”
GE is also building the Industrial Internet for its customers. This will offer the potential to transform the industry, most notably in the areas of predictability, shipbuilding and marine propulsion.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) Ltd has ordered electric power and propulsion systems for two LNG carriers. The LNG carriers will be built to transport LNG from Louisiana, US. Construction of the LNG carriers is scheduled to be completed between 2017 and 2018.
Paul English, Marine Business Leader, GE's Power Conversion business, said: "GE has demonstrated a low-risk solution to KHI, showing professionalism in the execution plan and a high standard of quality control of their equipment, which is the result of extensive experience in the supply of 65 Dual Fuel Diesel Electric (DFDE) drive systems with induction technology for LNG carriers over the last decade. GE is happy to forge this new partnership with a key player in the marine industry showing its future commitment to Japanese customers."
Adapted from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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